Dry dock will begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Whatcom Chief is due to return to its regular schedule midday on Thursday, September 27, 2018. As always, the return date is tentative and dependent on the scale of repairs and work required both in ...
The ban starts at 8 a.m. Monday August 20th and will remain in effect until further notice. This air quality burn ban is separate from, and in addition to, fire safety burn bans already in effect because of increased fire danger in the three coun...
A bat recently submitted from Whatcom County to the state public health lab due to human exposure has tested positive for rabies, and the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is reminding people to take precautions to protect against rabies.
Please note that the usual outage ending time has been changed from approximately 3:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm as the Whatcom County crews need a higher tide to move equipment to Lummi Island.
Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. All licensing offices will resume regular business hours on Tue...
From disease rates to graduation rates, the 2018 Whatcom County Community Health Assessment, released today by the Whatcom County Health Department, provides a comprehensive look at the state of the county’s health.
Biotoxin levels have once again changed, and recreational harvest of molluscan shellfish has been closed on beaches from Bellingham Bay south to the Skagit County line due to increased levels of the diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) biotoxin.
All land clearing and yard debris burning must be discontinued at that time and all issued burn permits are suspended. Recreational Fires will still be allowed with landowner's permission. Recreational fires must meet certain criteria available on our web...
This project involves upgrades to stormwater conveyance systems, installation of stormwater treatment facilities, and associated utility work. The purpose of this project is to better manage flow volumes during storm events and provide treatment to stormw...
Public Works would like truck drivers to know the restrictions that apply to weight and length of trailers when traveling on the Lummi Island Ferry, particularly at tides levels under four feet.
Document recording fees will increase by $25 effective June 7, 2018.
See current Boards and Commissions vacancies.
The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage and minimiz...
A search feature added this week to the Whatcom County Health Department’s website allows users to view summaries of food inspections for the most recent five years.
The Whatcom County Council, in their role as the Health Board, voted unanimously on December 5, 2017 to adopt regulation that creates and funds a secure medicine return program for Whatcom County.
Vehicle and vessel licensing subagent offices, including the Licensing Division at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, will be closed Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. All licensing offices will resume regular business ho...
This report provides a glimpse of the highlights that occurred in all three divisions of the Auditor's Office; Elections, Licensing, and Recording. The report provides a summary of events in 2017 as well as statistical information and fun facts....
Online voter registration at www.MyVote.wa.gov will be unavailable over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced. Washington State Department of Licensing will be upgrading its system over the holiday weekend d...
At the recent state Elections Conference held in Spokane, Washington, Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced the recipient of the “County Elections Employee of the Year Award.” Diana Bradrick, Whatcom County Chief Deputy Auditor, was the honoree...
Air quality is currently unhealthy due to smoke, and it may stay that way for the next few days. Get the latest on air quality plus health information at the Washington Smoke Information blog at http://wasmoke.blogspot.com/.
Recent shellfish samples show that Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning biotoxin levels recently dropped, and there are currently no biotoxin closures in effect for Whatcom County.
The Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure on recreational shellfish harvesting for all of Whatcom County except Point Roberts.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County.
Biotoxin levels in molluscan shellfish in Drayton harbor have dropped in recent weeks. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health has lifted the biotoxin closure for Drayton Harbor only.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on beaches from Sandy Point north to the Canadian border including Point Roberts.
Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches in Drayton Harbor. Beaches from Birch Point north to the Canadian border are closed to recreational harvest for shellfish.
Consumers are being urged to not eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region. Five cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce have been identified in WA State.
Washington State Department of Health announced today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to kratom has widened. Ten (10) cases have been confirmed in Washington State, including one (1) case in Whatcom County.
Businesses and community groups who wish to clean up and safely dispose of needles found on private or public property can now do so with free needle clean-up kits provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.
The Whatcom County Opioid Response Task Force is launching a new community education campaign, Whatcom Has Hope, designed to provide information about opioid addiction and prevention.
We're excited to announce the new Maple Creek Park bridge is now open to pedestrians and bicyclists. The 60 foot bridge replaces one severely damaged by a falling tree in 2015.
Hannegan Road will be closed approximately 1,000-feet north of Ten Mile Road beginning Monday, August 20th for the Hannegan Rd/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement Project. A signed detour will be in place during construction.
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Whatcom County has scheduled the following roads for Fog Sealing beginning Monday, August 20th and running through Thursday, August 23rd between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Agate Heights Rd and Northshore Rd Traffic Limitations
The Whatcom County Public Works Department is beginning the year 2018 Road Shoulder Herbicide Program. Approximately 250 miles of roads are scheduled for treatment. Lawns and yard areas may have a minimum 12” wide strip treated to aid drainage a...
The Whatcom County Council has convened the Incarceration Prevention & Reduction Task Force to work on incarceration and jail issues in Whatcom County.